Welcome to the first trimester!

It’s 6:30am on the west coast and I am awake. No biggie, most people are awake by this time. Well, I’ve been awake since god knows when! I went to bed at 10:00pm and had a terrible time trying to go to sleep. I couldn’t get comfortable and my nausea was kicking in. So I headed to the kitchen to eat some crackers and drink some water.

I tossed and turned and maybe fell asleep lightly a few times between then and 1:40am when my roommate got home and I noticed lights on. I’m a very light sensitive person especially at night. I went to turn it off and go a drink of water and went pee. Got up again shortly after to pee again. And again. This is becoming a ritual of sorts.

I know I dozed off here and there but it was one of those nights where you feel as though your never fully asleep. Every noise woke me and every movement of my wife aggravated the situation. I was hit, then cold, my hips hurt, my stomach was upset, I was thirsty or I had to pee. My cat even knew it cause she kept coming to lay with me and she does that when I’m awake.

This has been my pattern of sleep since about Friday of last week.

More fun stuff. On Friday the morning sickness gods graced me with their presence. I was so sick after eating breakfast that I made it to work only to have to leave immediately. I was nauseas and light headed/dizzy with a side of a migraine. I told my boss I thought I had the flu (my first reaction lie). The morning sickness was terrible that day but subsided. It has now been an everyday occurrence with no rhyme or reason.

I can eat two bits of food and feel sick, or not. I can not eat for 30min and feel sick, or fine. I can drink water and nearly vomit, or it takes the beast. Crackers and all bread products are my friend right now. Strong foods, spices and most meats are not. Milk is tolerable and even helpful.

The headaches and dizziness/light headedness are stumping me. I’m drinking plenty of water so I don’t know what to do about it.

Oh, and exhaustion has hit full force as well. Ironic since I can’t sleep at night, yet can’t keep my eyes open during the day. I’ve take a nap every day I can and even after the nap I’m still tired. Yet once it’s night time I’m shit for sleep. I tried not napping one day to try to sleep better but it didn’t work.

Believe you me, as much as I am complaining IM NOT COMPLAINING! I’m happy I have something letting me know I’m pregnant right now. I asked for it and I got it. It’s as tolerable as it can be for now and I’m glad I have yet to actually throw up, although I came close this morning.

I think this is my welcome to the first trimester post. I have arrived. 2 days until ultrasound!


34 thoughts on “Welcome to the first trimester!

  1. The first trimester was very rough for me and I recall thinking I never wanted to go through it again! I started feeling better at 14 weeks, but just a little. It took several more weeks to get to the point where I could honestly say I feel good. The second trimester is as wonderful and magical as everyone kept telling me, and I hope the same is true for you! I found the gin gin gummy treats to work pretty well for nausea. Diclegis didn’t do much for me and Zofran made everything shoot out the other end so I gobbled ginger treats and sat around with a cold pack on my head for my migraines. Every time you get to see your little bean on the ultrasound makes it all worth it! πŸ™‚

  2. Everytime I felt really terrible I would say “I have the best reason for feeling like sh*t!” πŸ™‚ As PP said, the second tri is wonderful, so at least you have that to look forward too. Pick up some Sea Bands for sea sickness, those helped me the first few weeks, as did the ginger snacks.

  3. I always feel like the onset of the morning sickness is such a blessing. It means the baby(ies?) are working full force in there. Have you tried any teas? Peppermint or some of the mother tummy ones?

  4. I had a coworker who was pregnant who used ulcers as an explanation for her pregnancy sickness. I think it works better than the flu as they aren’t contagious and can be chronic. Although for the first few months she really did think it was ulcers, it was a surprise pregnancy.

  5. The joys of being pregnant! I’m sure its nice to have the symptoms youve been wanting for so long! (But annoying after a while lol) have you tried using a sleep mask? Im a sensitive sleeper so abt a year ago i tried it and its awesome! I tried a few actually and finally found a brand i like. It took a few nights to get used to it but now i cant sleep without it!

  6. πŸ’œπŸŒ» yayyyy for morning sickness, as much as it can feel awful, it’s suuuuuch a great sign and reason to feel like crap! πŸŒΈπŸ’™ Im so excited for your ultrasound! πŸ™ˆπŸ‘Ά

  7. OMG, you’re post is giving me some flashbacks!! I know you’re not complaining… you’re grateful for all these reminders that baby is growing… but isn’t the nausea and morning sickness NO JOKE!!! haha. Plus the insomnia!! Yes, i hope every night i’m not up at 2am thinking of ways to fall asleep again. Hang in there… excited for your u/s in 2 days!!!

  8. The first trimester can be so confusing. I had a friend who told me that she “gave me permission to complain about the things that were making me happy”. I really liked that! Also, my favorite first trimester food: all things potato – particularly french fries.

  9. The first trimester is just so brutal! I suffered from pregnancy insomnia throughout my entire pregnancy. It was rough!

    I’m excited to see what (who) your ultrasound shows!

  10. Oh my gosh, your descriptions are brining me back to just a few short weeks ago. First trimester is truly difficult, but every day that you have those symptoms is a way your baby is communicating with you! She’s moving the furniture around and getting comfortable, and that’s throwing your body off! It’s okay to vent and share, we’re all so happy for you though!!! Can’t wait for the ultrasound!

  11. All of this sounds so familiar to me! The only time I didn’t feel nauseous was when I was actually eating (but I never wanted food so I had to force myself to eat!), I’d have a few minutes of relief when I was done and then the nausea would creep back in. Taking B6 helped, but nothing else did – I never want to see another ginger chew in my life!! Happy that you are having such strong symptoms but I can also empathize with the discomfort! Looking forward to hearing about your ultrasound!

  12. Yaayy!! Hopefully you can get some relief soon. I’m sure you’ve heard all of the remedies in the world for nausea, but the most coming we handed out at the clinic was to take your prenatal at bedtime (not sitting up and reading in bed, but right before sleep) with at least half a glass of milk and some crackers or a small snack. The tuck yourself right in. Since you aren’t sleeping well, it may not help, but it’s all I’ve got. Other than meds, that is. But fingers crossed that it’s gone soon and that you get to have a super simple pregnancy just like your moms. πŸ™‚ I mean hey – how often do you get to be excited for nausea, right?

  13. Sorry you have been feeling lousy but excited to see how many you have cooking in there. I hope that whatever the sonogram shows and no matter if the nausea accompanies you there, you leave that office on cloud 9.

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